Punjab Institute of Quran and Seerat Studies inaugurated
The Chief Minister congratulated the nation on inauguration of this institution during the holy month of Ramadan and said, "The aim of setting up of Institute of Quran and Seerat Studies is to conduct research on the Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH)."
He said this intuition had been set up for a great cause and expressed the hope that this would become a great institution in the Islamic world.
Shehbaz Sharif said that Ulema and Mushaikh would carry out research and write papers.
He said that Institute of Quran and Seerat Studies would be unprecedented and would create name in the entire world.
The Chief Minister said, "The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) proved through his act that Islam is the religion of peace and love."
Shehbaz Sharif said that the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) stressed upon the need of education. Population of Muslims was 1.5 billion but they had only won two Nobel prizes, the Chief Minister added.
"Teachings of the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) provide every kind of guidance and we should implement Seerat un Nabi (PBUH)," he added.
He said that specific mind set would have to be changed for moving Pakistan forward.
He said the objective of creation of Pakistan was that the Muslims should be united. He said that even today, the true Ulema talk of unity, accommodation and tolerance.
The Chief Minister said, "Pakistan was created to lead the Islamic world but we have become slaves and this is due to forgetting the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH)."
He said that education, love, unity, hope, tolerance and accommodation would be promoted at Punjab Institute of Quran and Seerat Studies and this institution would become a great institute with regard to science, research and uniqueness.
He said that Ulema of all schools of thoughts had been included in this institution due to which love would be promoted throughout the world.
Provincial Minister for Auqaf Ata Manika and Justice (retd) Khalil ur Rehman also spoke on the occasion.
Chairman Punjab Quran Board Ghulam Muhammad Sialvi, Maulana Amjad Khan, Dr. Raghib Naeemi, Allama Zubair Zaheer, Maulana Muhammad Hussain Akbar, Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, Khateeb Badshahi Mosque Dr. Abdul Khabeer, Ulema from all schools of thought, Chief Secretary, Secretary Auqaf and senior officials were present on the occasion.